Are You a Wine Connoisseur? 4 Tips for Properly Storing Wine

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Moving day is quick approaching and as it gets closer, you are worried that the time you spent properly aging your wine is going to come to a close. Before you begin to panic, there are ways that you can properly store your wine while you move to ensure that it stays fresh and does not go bad.

  1. Never Let It Get Warm

You never want to let your wine get hot. The temperature of your storage unit is important and if it is not controlled properly, you can ruin your wine quickly.

The best temperature to store your wine is at 55 degrees, but you can have it in a range of 45 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything more than 65 degrees and you can count on a funky taste.

  1. Keep it Dark

Inside your storage unit will be dark, so you do not have to worry about this part, but if you plan to store your wine at home, make sure that you are not leaving it out where the sun can access it. UV rays can actually deteriorate the wine and age it prematurely.

Always place your wine bottles in a dark place where the sun is not beating down on them.

  1. Get a Wine Fridge

You can purchase a wine fridge for your wine to be stored in. These fridges keep the wine at the right temperature, block out light, and keep humidity under control. Sometimes, storage units will allow you to plug in your wine fridge, so check with the front office first.

  1. Keep Humidity Under Control

Humidity is not a friend of wine and you do not want to risk the chance of the wine going sour either. Make sure that your humidity levels stay at a constant to prevent breaking of the cork.

If you are ready to store your wine, follow the above tips and you will be able to open a perfectly aged bottle of merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. Before you place your wine in a storage unit, talk to the manager on site and make sure that they will allow you to plug in your wine fridge or find out if there are accommodations that can be made to ensure your wine stays cool at all times.

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